• Application Form               Letter to Employer                Scholarship Application

    Opelika’s 20 Under 40 program is looking for 20 outstanding people under the age of 40 who live in Opelika, love Opelika, and have a vested interest in shaping the direction of this city’s future. The 20 Under 40 Program is dedicated to developing leaders by providing opportunities:

    1. To learn about community and government affairs while giving back to the community through a class service project
    2. To develop professionally through training and skill-based learning initiatives
    3. To engage and connect with each other as well as forge relationships with local business and organization leaders

    To apply, applicants MUST complete the application and provide two letters of reference about why you would be a good class member. The application and two letters of reference can be e-mailed to Mackenzie Poole at mackenzie@opelikachamber.com or turned in at the Opelika Chamber at 601 Avenue A, Opelika, Alabama.

    The deadline for submission is April 30, 2021.

    For more information, contact:
    Mackenzie Poole
    Telephone: 334.745.4861
    Email: mackenzie@opelikachamber.com


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    2021-2022 Class Members


    Andrew Pendola                  Auburn University  


    Dani Nelson                         Heritage House Lodging & Events 


    Jaci Lee                                Achievement Center - EasterSeals 


    Jessica Bryant                      Grace Mediation Services, LLC 


    Chase Higgins                      Opelika Police Department 


    Beth Slaughter                      State Farm Insurance 


    Brandon McCurdy                Auburn University Credit Union 


    Nicole Stroud                         Lee-Russell Council of Governments 


    Alex Bradfield                        Butcher Paper BBQ - Rob's Ribs 


    Katie Kingston                       AETNA 


    Catherine Mullikin                  Lee County Literacy Coalition / Opelika Public Library 


    Chandler Johnson                 Golden State Foods 


    Henry Williford                       Hueman Collective 


    Janatake Hughley-Holmes    Compassionate Hands of Hope 


    Anastasia Schmidt                 Baxter Healthcare, LLC 


    Sarah Huguley                       East Alabama Health 


    Alexandria Wood                    Lee County District Attorney's Office 


    Natalie Carter                         Opelika City Schools 


    Matt Mosley                            City of Opelika 


    Chiquita Brooks                      Southern Union State Community College


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